Apple, the well-known mobile manufacturer, has issued a warning that its smartphones may interfere with medical devices, including a pacemaker. In a notice published on Apple’s support page, the company expanded guidelines issued earlier, saying that the iPhone contains magnets and radios that leave electromagnetic fields, which could affect medical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators.
Apple has warned users about all four iPhone 12 models and magnets in MagSafe. The company has admitted that the iPhone 12 version has more magnets than the earlier iPhone model, which can interfere with other medical devices, including pacemakers. However, he also says that it is not too nervous.
Apple has said that medical devices such as pacemakers and repatriated pacemakers may have sensors that respond to electromagnetic radios when approaching. So it’s safe to keep your medical device at a distance of 6 inches or more from iPhone and MagSafe. Apple has also said that you can consult your doctor or device manufacturer in specific circumstances.
Experts are giving warnings
Health experts have said don’t keep smartphones too close to implanted medical devices. For example, it should not be kept in the shirt pocket, as its magnetic field can affect it. However, it is different that people keep ignoring this warning. But now Apple has also made it clear that the iPhone 12 and MagSafe should be kept at a reasonable distance from the medical device.
Kapani said in a statement that if users feel that iPhone 12 and MagSafe chargers are affecting their medical device, they should immediately stop using the smartphone. Apple has also said that when using a MagSafe charger, do not place any cards or security badges between the phone and the charger, as magnets can cause them to get worse.
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